When I turned 30, my mantra was: Rougie - 30 and Fabulous.

Last year, I embraced turning 34 with Christina Aguilera's "Keeps Gettin' Better" as my own, personal theme song.

Tomorrow I turn 35 and I need a new theme song. Not that I am not still fabulous. Or that I am no longer getting better. Quite the contrary.  But I am at a different place in my life and I need a new song to go along with it.

I've thought about sticking with Xtina because who doesn't feel empowered and awesome when listening to Fighter? I'm also mildly obsessed with Survivor by Destiny's Child because I am a survivor and I am NOT going to give up and I am gonna work harder.  But both songs are as much about putting someone else down (I'm a fighter/survivor because of what you did to me asshole) as they are about celebrating the awesome and I'm not in the market to put anyone down.  I just want to celebrate my own fabulosity.

So I throw it out there to you dear readers and friends: what should be my new theme song for the coming year?  Need a little inspiration? I think the beautiful Cass captured me perfectly:


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Song suggestions can either be submitted in the comments section or you can email me directly.  And whoever picks the winning song (you have until the end of the day on Friday) will get a dozen crack cookies. 

All right 35: Bring it on. Rougie is ready!   


"I'm Free" by the Soup Dragons, of course. It's totally you.

Well, there's 2. "Survivor" by Destiny's Child or you could go old school (and by that I mean you, me, and dancing in the summer of 1993) with Gloria Gaynor's "I will Survive"

Pink, "Get this Party Started". Though, arguably, this party's been underway for a spell ;-)

(also, typed "Oink" first and it amused me).

Let It Rock - Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne

Two choices that are likely way to mellow and 'indie' but came to my mind:
"Fresh Feeling" by Eels. Just a joyful little tune about fresh starts.

"I Must be in a Good Place Now" by Bobby Charles, but recently by Vetiver. Super mellow song to make you smile over morning coffee.

Need to think a little more about the ass-kicking, dance tune that is probably more what you're looking for, but think of these as the happy place for your calmer, more mature Diva.


OK, I might come back and suggest another one, but try:

Ten Feet of Snow by The Action Design.

Even if it's not the best, it's definitely worth a listen/lyric read.

Love ya!

Oh my gosh, this is hard! Hmmmm....thinking....thinking....How about "Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Ray. It always puts me in the most mellow mood and reminds me of those days when I'd open the windows in my apartment and play my favorite songs while I'm dancing around the house while I clean. Here's a link to the lyrics


Happy birthday tomorrow :P that reminds me I ahve to call my sister and my niece.

I think that to receive the business loans from banks you must have a good reason. Nevertheless, once I've received a secured loan, just because I was willing to buy a building.

I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

I Told You I Was Freekie - Flight of the Conchords

I've Still Got My Health - Better Midler

Indestructible - Disturbed

Sin Wagon - Dixie Chicks

The Warrior - Patty Smyth

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

Woman - Wolfmother

Don't shoot me...."I just haven't met you yet" that buble guy...HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FELLOW AWESOME LEO!!!!

I've got another. I hope you allow more:

Memories ("All the crazy shit I did last night. Those will be the best memories. I've just wanna let it go for the night. That will be the best therapy for me / It's gettin' late, but I don't mind - etc"

Funny, just when I made my last comment I thought "hey, she doesn't have captcha, and still doesn't seem to get spam comments! :-)

I'm not sure any of my music is theme-song appropriate for someone as hardcore awesome as you, but I am really digging the idea of a theme song. I may have to come up with one when I turn 30. but I've got a few years to think of something.

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